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. there's a question about that. are two incomes always better than one? jennifer is ce of the family financial network. let me start out. it seems like a no brainer. you need more money, get two jobs. that's good. is it always good? >> it does seem like a no brainer. for many families it does make sense. at a time when there is so much insecurity about jobs and concerns of health care benefits. a lot of families use a second income to maybe save for a specific goal, like college or maybe even financing a business. >> there a lot of hidden costs with a second income. if you're not making enough, it can be a problem. >> you're right. that's the issue. becoming the victim of the dual income trap if you will. let's say the second person earns $50,000 in income. you have $10,000 to $15,000 going to taxes. that leads you with $35,000. we have clothing cost. we have transportation. maybe a car to get to our job. maybe we've got child care expenses. if you take those combined, they can easily come up to $15,000. that with wittle the net pay down to $20,000. then, of course, maybe you're thin
that this works. this is christina and jonathan's older sister, jennifer. she went to school online from the fifth grade through high school. now she's here at ufc. you feel as though online education works. why? >> i think the structure of the school is more similar to college than a regular school. i attended lecture once a week and the readings were up to me. i'm really well acclimated to college already. >> reporter: jennifer was the valedictorian of her online graduating class of 450 students. kids she met for the first time at his graduation ceremony. give us something you think you did miss out on, though in. >> i really did miss out on the traditional social aspect of high school, like running to classes, eating lunch in the cafeteria and just the interaction between people on a day-to-day basis. >> reporter: a study released last year by the department of education concluded online learning is as effective as learning in a traditional classroom setting, at least in terms of academics. the formula for success online is the same as it is in class. students need to work hard, have lots of su
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